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Prof Stephan Hofmann

Prof Stephan Hofmann

Co-Director of NanoDTC


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Office Phone: +44 (0)1223 748346

Keywords

scale-up ; Semiconducting nanowires ; Energy ; CNT, Graphene, ; Carbon Nanotubes, ; Nanomanufacturing, ; Nanomaterials ; Nanocrystals ; Materials for energy conversion and storage ; Catalysis ; In-situ metrology ; Information & communication technologies ; 2D materials

Key Publications

Revealing lithium–silicide phase transformations in nano-structured silicon-based lithium ion batteries via in situ NMR spectroscopy, Ogata K., Salager E., Kerr C. J., Fraser A. E., Ducati C., Morris A.J., Hofmann S., Grey C. P., Nature Comm. 5, 3217 (2014).

Observing graphene grow: Catalyst-graphene interactions during scalable graphene growth on polycrystalline copper, Kidambi P. R., Bayer B. C., Blume R., Wang Z.-J., Baehtz C., Weatherup R. S., Willinger M.-G., Schloegl R., Hofmann S., Nano Lett. 13, 4769 (2013).

Introducing Carbon Diffusion Barriers for Uniform, High Quality Graphene Growth from Solid Sources, Weatherup R. S., Baehtz C., Dlubak B., Bayer B. C., Kidambi P. R., Blume R., Schloegl R., Hofmann S., Nano Lett. 13, 4624 (2013).

In situ Observations of the Atomistic Mechanisms of Ni Catalyzed Low Temperature Graphene Growth, Patera L. L., Africh C., Weatherup. R. S., Blume R., Bhardwaj S., Castellarin-Cudia C., Knop-Gericke A., Schloegl R., Comelli G., Hofmann S., Cepek C., ACS Nano 7, 7901 (2013).

Phase of iron catalyst nanoparticles during carbon nanotube growth, Wirth C. T., Bayer B. C., Gamalski A. D., Esconjauregui S., Weatherup R. S., Ducati C., Baehtz C., Robertson J., Hofmann S., Chem. Mat. 24, 4633 (2012).

Metastable Crystalline AuGe Catalysts Formed During Isothermal Germanium Nanowire Growth, Gamalski A.D., Tersoff J., Sharma R., Ducati C., Hofmann S., Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 255702 (2012).

Ledge flow controlled catalyst interface dynamics during Si nanowire growth, HofmannS., SharmaR., WirthC. T., Cervantes-SodiF., DucatiC., KasamaT., Dunin-BorkowskiR., DruckerJ., BennettP., RobertsonJ., Nature Materials 7, 372 (2008).

In-situ observations of catalyst dynamics during surface-bound carbon nanotube nucleation, Hofmann S., Sharma R., Ducati C., Du G., Mattevi C., Cepek C., Cantoro M., Pisana S., Parvez A., Ferrari A. C., Dunin-Borkowski R., Lizzit S., Petaccia L., Goldoni A., Robertson J., Nano Letters 7, 602 (2007).

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Applications for Oct 2019 entry

Feb 04, 2019

We accepting applications for entry in Oct 2019. See 'How to apply' for more information.

40 new EPSRC studentships for NanoDTC

Feb 04, 2019

We are pleased to announce that EPSRC have awarded a new Nano CDT grant of 40 studentships for training the next generation of interdisciplinary innovative nanoscientists

Midi+PhD Project Proposals from Cambridge Academics

Dec 19, 2018

We are now accepting project proposals for Midi (May-Jul 2019) + PhD projects (starting Oct 2019) for our c2018 students. Deadline 18 Feb.

NanoDTC student paper published in Nature Comms

Dec 07, 2018

c2013 student Jasmine Rivett was the first author on the recent paper, “Long-lived polarization memory in the electronic states of lead-halide perovskites from local structural dynamics” in Nature Communications.